A lot of people are not convinced about how effective yoga can be for weight loss. Yoga not only burns a similar calorie rate but it also lowers cortisol levels in the body. In this article, I have organized Five best yoga poses for weight loss
Best Yoga Poses for Weight Loss- What are they?
Crescent Lunge (Anjaneyasana)
Crescent Lunge helps to reduce fatigue. The dynamic standing yoga pose utilizes and integrates the muscles in your entire body. This is a great pose because it creates so many variations of your body. The more you sink down, more it will take the stretch into your hips, which makes perfect poses preparing for splits. Just tilt the arms and hands back, that will take the stretch into your back.
How to do Crescent Lunge Yoga Pose:
- First, let me aware you to place a blanker if your knee is very sensitive or you can double up your yoga mat for extra cushioning.
- Drop your left knee on the mat
- Both hands on the right knee and your right know should be placed directly onto your right ankle
- Raise both the hands above the head then inhale. Your arms should be kept in line with your ears.
- Try to bend the right knee as much as you can, then exhale
- Change the position.
Boat Pose (Paripurna Navasana)
This pose is one of the best for balancing, digestion, and working the core. The hardship lies mainly in keeping the legs and the back straight – creating a “V” shape. It requires a great amount of core strength. it also requires some flexibility so beginners may need to try it first with the legs bent before progressing. Stretches your hamstrings. This pose will strengthen your spine and hip flexors. Stimulate the kidneys, thyroid and prostate glands, and intestines.
How to perform Boat Pose:
- Hips on the floor straight your legs in front.
- Put hands on the floor just little behind on your hips. Point your fingers, just like trying to catch legs
- Lean your back slightly, be aware that your back does not round; keep trying to lengthen your torso between top sternum and pubis
- Exhale then bend your knees. raise your feet off the floor
This pose requires a lot of core strength, leg, and hip flexibility. The picture of Warrior III pose won’t tell you how tougher to hold that back leg up than you would think. Holding the straight line with the entire body while balancing on one leg is very very difficult. Try holding it just half minutes. Warrior III develops balance, posture, and full-body coordination. It extends the whole backside of the body, including the shoulders, calves, hamstrings, and back.
Triangle Pose is one of the most crucial yoga poses for weight loss that works for multiple muscle groups. It Stretches legs, ankle joints, hips, muscles around the knee, groin muscles, spine, calves, shoulders, chest, and hamstrings. Twist your body so that the other hand touches the same foot that is currently forward in a triangle.
Wheel pose offers many benefits to the body, mind, and spirit. It strengthens your muscles toning, arms, wrists, abdomen, legs, shoulders, and chest. If you’re a beginner, this perfect weight loss yoga pose will be difficult for you. Maybe it’s tough to perform but it will burn your fat very fast. Do not jump directly into this pose, do some warm-up poses for the back such as cobra, upward facing dog, and camel pose before doing wheel pose.
You can also try Reverse Plank and Four-Limbed Staff Pose. These yoga poses are also helpful to strengthen the arms, shoulders, and core.
There is a proverb “the quieter you become the more you can hear. Too much weight creates so many problems. Everyone wants a flexible body to lead a happy life. Try to all the yoga’s that I have discussed here. Trust me they are the best yoga poses for weight loss. If you are done with this article read another article that will help you to become flexible and increase your strength.